So, I'v been a nintendo guy for a long time. I'm used to free online game play. I mean, i buy the system, i buy the game, i should beable to play the service online. I know PS3 also offers their online for free. Obviously they can do this and not go under.
So i just recently got a 360. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth they are charging 8 bucks a month to play online when no one else does. But fair enough. I can understand people need to make money. I can pony up the dough. Do i think its right when no one else charges? no. But its not a ton of money, so i'l play along.
But now i'm running into buying used games that have an online pass that is used up, and now, after legitamitly buying the game legally, i have to pay to use the online service AND they want me to buy an online pass because its used?
What double dipping scumbags started this practice??
Mass effect does it(it should be called mass bore because those games are so so boreing). Now i see battlefield 3 does it. And thats just the 2 i ran into so far.
What the hell is up with this? Now i have to check to see what games are going to fuck me in the ass if i buy used. As a matter of principal, i wont buy games from these dev's for double dipping.
One of the responses i saw from the BF3 rep was "they needed to make more server space and it wasnt free". Well, if the person that sold the game used isnt going to use it anymore, then the extra server spot excuse is bullshit. Just over write the slot with new info.
After not being into games much for along time, i'm very jaded by all the money grabs the gaming industry is doing to is customers. And dont get me started on DLC stuff.
The developers don't see a penny from used game sales, so they're trying to make some money somehow. This is the flaw in physical media: used sales. The disc isn't what you're paying for, and yet that's the physical representation of the game.
I can understand the argument that a successful game will make millions in new sales before a single used copy is sold, and so they don't really need another dollar. However, don't they deserve to earn every penny of revenue that their hard work has created?
I can honestly say I'd rather someone download my music for free than buy a used copy.